Heronry of Celpenchio

The heronry of Celpenchio is located between the municipalities of Cozzo, Rosasco and Castelnovetto, on an area of 140 hectares. It extends into a marshy depression of swamps, ponds, networks of canals and woods, and is home to the largest colony purple herons in Lomellina. Among the mammals we can find a skunk.

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Verminesca Heronry
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The Verminesca heronry extends over the territories of Cozzo, Sant'Angelo and Castelnovetto, and occupies an area of 173 hectares. It is a swampy strip along the Guida canal, where humid black alder woods alternate with expanses of marshy vegetation. The little bittern, a small solitary heron specialized in mimicry, nests among the marshy vegetation.
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Lombard Park of the Ticino Valley
Lombard Park of the Ticino Valley
The Lombard Park of the Ticino Valley is the largest river park in Europe and has been recognized by Unesco as a Biosphere Reserve since 2002: the Municipality of Cassolnovo is one of the gateways to Lomellina. The main paths in the woods are located on the "Mandelli" island or starting from the hamlet of Villareale along the "Ring of the witches" section.